Honors Program Open House – Photos


On Monday April 9th, the Department of Experiential Learning (Service Learning – Honors- Study Away) along with Admissions hosted the GRCC Honors Program Open House for incoming freshman (and parents) who have both applied to GRCC and meet the Honors Program criteria.

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Nearly 100 guests were able to learn more about the Honors Program while casually meeting with Honors faculty, students, and alumni. Additionally, the Open House consisted of (4) main information booths focused on Experiential Learning, Honors Program, Financial Aid, and Advising. I want to thank everyone that helped to make this event so successful. More photo’s of the event can be found at www.facebook.com/grcchonorsprogram

Honors and Experiential Learning Students Volunteer at Habitat for Humanity – Photos

Honors and Experiential Learning Students Habitat for Humanity

On Wednesday, March 7, GRCC Honors students and Department of Experiential Learning staff volunteered at Habitat for Humanity of Kent County. Volunteers put the finishing touches of paint on a nearby home that will by handed over to its new home owners in the coming weeks. Thanks students and staff for taking time out of your Spring Break to support our community partner.

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More information about the honors program can be found at www.grcc.edu/honors, and you can “like” the program on Facebook: www.facebook.com/grcchonorsprogram

GRCC Honors Program Open House 9/21/11

The GRCC Honors Program Open House is Wednesday September 21st from 1:00-3:00pm in the Multipurpose Room of the Student Services Building. Students (and participants) will learn how to successfully participate in the Honors Program and much more.

How you can participate?

  • casually get to know our current or future honors students
  • promote the honors courses you are teaching
  • promote your programs or activities
  • mingle with faculty teaching honors courses
  • learn about the Department of Experiential Learning (Service Learning – Honors – Study Away)
  • meet our great staff
  • enjoy some light appetizers and refreshments

Take a few minutes and stop by!

Photos – Honors Program Reception 2011

Honors Program Reception 2011

The Admissions Office and the Department of Experiential Learning co-hosted the second annual Honors Program Reception on Monday, April 11, 2011 at Sneden Hall. All high schools seniors who had applied to GRCC and met the Honors Program requirements were invited to the reception. The program included a presentation by a current GRCC honors student and testimony by an Honors Program graduate. A total of 27 students, plus their family members attended the event.

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Photos: GRCC Honors Reception

In partnership with the Honors Program, the Admissions Office hosted a reception for incoming students who qualify for GRCC’s Honors Program. Twenty-nine students attended with their parents. Dr. Kate Byerwalter, Mursalata Muhammad, and two current GRCC students presented. Fourteen students submitted applications to the GRCC Honors Program at the event.  All the students who attended will be attending GRCC in the Fall.

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Encourage Students to Join GRCC’s Honors Program

Do you know of a bright, motivated student who might benefit from participation in the Honors Program? If yes, please encourage him or her to apply online at www.grcc.edu/honorsprogram. The criteria for admittance for college students is a 3.3 G.P.A. Your encouragement might be just what the student needs to consider applying. Fall Honors courses are also listed at www.grcc.edu/honors.

Photos From Honors Program “Paradox of Affluence” Lecture Discussion

Honors Program Lecture on the "Paradox of Affluence"

The Honors Program, coordinated by Kate Byerwalter, sponsored a lecture and discussion on “The Geography of Bliss” on January 26, 2010. Harold Lee, professor of Humanities, facilitated the discussion among a crowd of students, staff, and faculty. Questions raised included, “how do we define happiness?”, and “what makes you happy?” As Becky Yoder stated, “The students were so insightful and anxious to share.”. Thanks to all who attended.

“The Geography of Bliss” by Eric Weiner, NPR Correspondent/Author

The GRCC Honors Program presents the second video lecture and discussion in our series, The Paradox of Affluence.  Eric Weiner, NPR correspondent and author of The Geography of Bliss: One Grumps Search for the Happiest Places in the World will talk about the relationship between geography and happiness.  The lecture will take place in Calkins Auditorium on the 3rd floor of the Calkins Science Center,on January 26th from 2:00-3:30 pm.The discussion will be facilitated by Harold Lee, professor of Humanities and faculty member of the Honors Program. Refreshments will be served.

Faculty may wish to bring a class or offer extra credit to students to attend. Students will be asked to sign in and you can request to be notified of the attendees.   For more information, contact Kate Byerwalter at kbyerwal@grcc.edu.

Photos from Honors Program Event Held Monday

The Honors Program held an end of semester gathering this past Monday, Dec 7th, to celebrate the accomplishments of Honors students during the fall semester. Program coordinator Kate Byerwalter shared upcoming Honors courses and opportunities with students. Faculty, administrators, and students held small group discussions around transfer issues.

Honors students Robert Riggio and Sarah Light presented their experience with Academic Service Learning this semester. Pam Laureto shared how she has had an Honors student help her with plant research, via the Honors Contract.  For more information and Winter courses, visit www.grcc.edu/honorsprogram.

Honors Program Orientation Photos

Dr. Ender stopped by to speak to the students attending the Honors Program Orientation that kicked off the semester yesterday in the Multi-purpose room.